Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

A friend took my mother and I with her to vote today, but my mother discovered she didn't have a pair of glasses with her so she didn't vote becuase she couldn't see well enough. We did some shopping and other errands, mostly so she could pick up a pair of glasses.

She returned later in the day and voted, and then as she dropped her ballot in the box she told the elderly lady taking ballots, "This is the second time I've been here today."


It was eventually clarified that no, she hadn't voted the first time. It was the first and only time she had voted that day.

I'm not going to give a civic duty speech and tell you to go vote no matter who you're voting for, because I don't want to encourage people to vote the wrong way.

I mean, do you think I should tell people, "Yes, go jump off a bridge. It's your civic duty." If you're not going to vote wisely, I'd rather you didn't.

I'm just being honest. Don't you think that's refreshing in a political light?



1 comment:

Hannah said...

Hah! That's hilarious!!! :-) Those same little old ladies were so enthralled with R and M, they kept saying how cute they are and "just look at that smile!". It was sweet! :-)

Oh, and I agree! If you weren't going to vote the right way, then definitely don't vote at all. ;-) I was giving the guy at our favorite local coffee stand the talk about voting because he said he doesn't vote and doesn't really care, I told him that's okay but he can't complain then when he has to suffer the consquences of everyone elses voting. I don't know if it got through to him or not but then again, I didn't ask who he would've voted for anyways so maybe its better he didn't care. :-P